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Training & Resources

Trenching and Excavation Safety Workshop

Looking to ensure the safety of your personnel while working in and around excavations & trenches? This one day comprehensive workshop equips participants with the knowledge they need to identify potential hazards and create safety procedures to keep everyone safe and in compliance with WorkSafe BC regulations. Stay ahead of the game when it comes to safety!


Topics covered in this workshop: WorkSafeBC Regulations & Guidelines state, safe work procedures and what to do if something goes wrong. It covers sloping, benching, shoring and shielding systems. It also includes a section on location of underground utilities and the geotechnical and structural engineered documentation requirements.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify hazards around trenches and excavations.

  • Be able to locate underground utilities.

  • Understand soil types, soil collapse patterns, and warning signs.

  • Gain familiarity with WorkSafeBC regulations.

  • Understand geotechnical and structural engineered documentation.

  • Understand sloping and benching.

  • Understand shoring and shielding systems.

  • Describe and demonstrate where possible safe installation and removal processes.

  • Identify emergency procedures for a trench collapse.

Other Courses Offered

  • 3 day BCCGA Utility Locator Specialist

  • 1 day Utility Locate Fundamentals 

  • 1 day Ground Disturbance Level II® BC (Global)      

  • 1 day Confined Space Entry 

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